City Council passes proposed curfew ordinance - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

City Council passes proposed curfew ordinance

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By Philip Casteel - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The City Council voted six to one Wednesday morning on the second and final reading of a new curfew ordinance pertaining to certain city-owned locations.

The new ordinance is to regulate and prohibit people, including the homeless, from staying at the Mahon Library, Civic Center, Lubbock Business Center, and City Hall between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m.

The ordinance was amended before final approval to also include the Groves and Patterson branch libraries.  The vote against the curfew came from Councilman Todd Klein.

The Council did not hear a proposal from Councilmen Paul Beane and Jim Gilbreath.  The proposal would allow police to tow away your vehicle if you are caught without liability insurance.

Beane told KCBD NewsChannel 11 that the council won't hear the proposal until January.

(James Clark contributed to this report.)

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